• rfiorella
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    over 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    complete mastectomy ( nipple sparing) major pain for 6 weeks

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • rfiorella
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    over 6 years ago
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    Oh No

    apparently had moved to 3 lymph nodes. and was diagnosed with stage 2B

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    • smit8100
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    almost 7 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Didn't have much hair left but it has begun to return. Haven't been so hairless since pre-puberty.

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    • pellis45
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    about 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Very hard to deal with nausea and now fatigue

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • smit8100
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    about 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Doc switched me from Abraxane with it's many side effects a month ago, to Faslodex IM, with minimal side effects (rare hot flash) wh...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  1. about 7 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    Large size indicates I have had this for awhile in spite of yearly mamaograms.

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    • smit8100
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    almost 8 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    In hospital for 6 hours. Great staff & surgeon (also did my mastectomy.) Very caring people.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • smit8100
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    almost 8 years ago
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    Anemia medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    2 shots, in 2 days.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • smit8100
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    almost 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Arimidex discontinued - not effective after 3 months. New chemo - Abraxane WEEKLY until further notice.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • smit8100
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    almost 8 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Xgeva x3. No side effects.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • smit8100
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    about 8 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    One monthly shot, can't get easier than that.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • smit8100
    • Experience with Breast Cancer in Men
    about 8 years ago
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    Arimidex. 1 mg

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Arimidex d/c'd after 3 months when tumor marker CA-15 test level was 2000 + units. Normal level is 0-30. Oncologist put me on Abr...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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